Conch poisoning cases continue to climb

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands confirmed Tuesday that the number of conch poisoning cases in the country has now climbed to 47.

Dr. Sands said that there were three other clinical cases and nine pending cases. He confirmed that eight visitors have also been poisoned.

Dr. Sands said the number does not account for a significant number of Bahamians who have suffered from conch poisoning but may not have sought medical attention.

Initial reports indicated that the outbreak was confined to vendors at Potter’s Cay Dock.

Dr. Sands confirmed that cases have also originated from vendors on Arawak Cay and the Montague ramp.